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[Comment] Improving clinical management of patients with severe yellow fever

22:11 EDT 16 May 2019 | The Lancet

Despite the availability of a highly efficacious vaccine against yellow fever,1 an unprecedented resurgence of the virus has recently occurred, initially in densely populated urban areas of Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2016,2 and subsequently as an ongoing epizootic disease with sylvatic transmission encroaching on periurban areas in Brazil between 2016 and 2018.3 Between January, 2016, and June, 2018, 2153 confirmed cases and 744 deaths were recorded in Brazil, with most cases occurring in the southeast region according to the Ministry of Health of Brazil.

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